Lomas Garza, Carmen

Eine Piñata zum Geburtstag –

Una piñata para el cumpleaños
A picture book in German and Spanish language

Translation into Spanish by Josefina Torró Eichenberger
Baobab Books, 2009 (German First Edition: 2006)
32 pages
ISBN 978-3-905804-29-4
Out of print
Ages 5 and up

Birthdays, festivals, Christmas: narrated and painted on twelve color plates, the artist — who lives in Texas — recalls impressions from her childhood and the everyday life of a Mexican family. The bright images are replete with details to convey the liveliness and sociality of her community.

The Author

Carmen Lomas Garza was born in Texas, USA, very close to the Mexican borders. »I wanted to become an artist already as a child. Every day I was drawing and painting. Later I studied art, and became eventually an artist. My family always was encouraging me and inspired me in my creative development. This book contains the memories and pictures of my family.«


Original edition: »En mi famlia« and »Cuadros de familia« © 1996 and 2005 by Children‘s Book Press, San Francisco